Obstacle course at Fairfield Park

Published Thursday, 28th April 2016

Residents will soon have even more to enjoy at Fairfield Park recreational precinct as Fairfield City Council introduces an obstacle course due for completion in August 2016.

Mayor of Fairfield City Frank Carbone said the Fairfield Park boot camp-style course would be used for enjoyment as well as to provide greater opportunity for residents to be healthy and active.

“The course is suitable for people aged 15 years and over and provides excellent leisure and recreation opportunities for locals and visitors from across Western Sydney,” Mayor Carbone said.

“The obstacle course is similar to the Tough Mudder and Spartan courses or the typical movie army-style boot training courses. It is designed to be used by individuals or in groups and will be challenging and exciting for all users.”

The obstacle course will cover cover about 7,500 square metres and will have more than a dozen elements.

Some key elements are:

The up to 3 metre high tree top walk, which will feature platforms and a rope bridge crossing set among the remnant vegetation of the area. The design also incorporates an educational element that will include signage on natural resources within the park and educate visitors about the different types of trees in the Fairfield area. Completing the tree top walk will be two, 20 metre flying foxes to take you back to the ground.

A mound designed to test physical strength and challenge people’s all-round physical fitness with a tyre steps climb, timber sleeper steps, rope climb and a challenging timber climb.

As well as balance beams, hurdles, rope crossing and monkey bars, it can be used as a circuit course or individual elements used as standalone fitness equipment. In addition, the course offers an adult and a junior circuit, which allows for adults and juniors (15+ years old) to exercise alongside each other.

Mayor Carbone said this new feature to the Fairfield Park would be used for enjoyment and fitness as well as to attract many visitors to this popular area.

“The 3.0 metre high bell climb element of the course will be great for those who want to work on their upper strength,” he said. “This feature is a combination of rope and steel with three bells across the top bar to ring in once they reach the top.

“The course will also provide a warm-up area, bench seating and a water drinking fountain.”

Council continues to develop world-class facilities to create the best recreational precincts in South West Sydney which also encompasses the Adventure Park, Youth and Community Centre and Fairfield Leisure Centre. The area is also surrounded by plenty of sporting fields and natural parklands.

Council will also be installing a water mister feature to the Adventure Park that will keep children cool while they climb the signature piece, an 11m high giant climbing net, slides and sky bridge combination, which is also the tallest of its kind in Australia.

The Fairfield Park recreation precinct has been constructed for adults as well as children and will assist residents in achieving their health and fitness goals by testing stamina and challenging abilities to new levels.

“I am committed to ensuring Fairfield City has quality public spaces as well as leisure and recreation opportunities that meet the growing and changing needs of our community,” Mayor Carbone said. “This commitment was determined by the priorities set by the Fairfield City community in the Community Strategic Plan 2012–2022.

“This all comes together to form one of the best recreation precincts in Western Sydney, perfect for a family day out and just a 10-minute walk from Fairfield Station and CBD.”

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Media enquiries: Suzie Sekulic, Communications and Marketing Officer
Phone: 9725 0166
Email: fcccommunications@fairfieldcity.nsw.gov.au